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A Public School...Frontierland to Futureland

An epic win, according to Jane McGonigal, is “an outcome that is so extraordinarily positive that you didn’t even think it was possible until you achieved it.” This is a term native to the gaming industry, and an ideology that has taken root in the Elizabeth Forward School District, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the evolution of public education has commenced. Over the past 3 semesters, the Elizabeth Forward School District has seen a drastic change in instructional delivery, creative spaces, district culture, and educational philosophy of leaders and staff. This type of change begins in a gaming mindset where taking high risks in turn leads to high rewards. Risk was the catalyst to every educational innovation that has helped to progress our district from a frontierland to an educational tomorrowland.

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Todd Keruskin, Assistant Superintendent, Elizabeth Forward School District

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  • Tags: gaming
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Best Practices & Implementation
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Beginning
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